Saturday, May 21, 2016

Son of the Beach (2000-2002): Where are They Now?



Info derived from the imdb. Only works 2013-on noted by name. Only actors in 3+ episodes noted.

Jaime Bergman (B.J. Cummings): last known acting role in 2010.
Roland Kickinger (Chip Rommel): in Big Time in Hollywood, FL (1 episode 2015); Groomzilla (2017) in post-production.
Leila Arcieri (Jamaica St. Croix): last known acting role in 2010.
Kimberly Oja (Kimberlee Clark): last known acting role in 2008.
Timothy Stack (Notch Johnson): in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1 episode 2013; 5 2013-2014 as Self), Raising Hope (1 episode 2013; 86 2010-2014 as Consulting Producer, 1 2014 as Co-Executive Producer; 4 2013-2014 as Writer, 1 2014 as Director); as Consulting Producer: The Millers (6 episodes 2014-2015; 1 2015 as Writer); as Writer: Kirby Buckets (1 episode 2015); as Self: Today (3 episodes 2013-2014), The Wendy Williams Show (1 episode 2013).
Michael Berensen (Lt. Steve Andrews; dog): no other known acting roles.
Lisa Banes (Mayor Anita Massengil): in Rosewood (1 episode 2016), Cocktails & Dreams (2015), NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (1 episode 2015), The Strongest Man (2015), Gone Girl (2014), Killzone: Shadow Fall (2013 video game); Six Women (2016), A Cure for Wellness (2017) in post-production; as Self: The Queen Latifah Show (1 episode 2014).
Amy Weber (Porcelain Bidet): in Steps of Faith (2014; also Executive Producer), Playdate (2013); as Self: David Tutera's Celebrations (1 episode 2014), The Doctors (1 episode 2013).
Lou Rosenthal (Spank the Monkey): no other known acting roles.
Robert Stephen Ryan (Professor Milosevic): in The Adventures of Captain Fantastic & Mega Mom (2014), Life Tracker (2013).
Lynne Marie Stewart (Ellen): in Go-Go Boy Interrupted (3 episodes 2014-2016), Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016), 2 Broke Girls (2 episodes 2013-2016), Comedy Bang! Bang! (4 episodes 2013-2015), Clinical Trials (4 episodes 2015), It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (13 episodes 2015), Benched (1 episode 2014), Bingo Night (2014), Parent News with Fred Willard: The Halloween Edition (2013), The Price We Pay (2013), Child of the '70s (2 episodes 2013), Parent News 2: What Is the Internet? (2013), Parent News with Fred Willard (2013), We've Got Balls (2013), Sparks (1 episode 2013); Hickey (2016) completed.
Jason Hopkins (Kody Massengil): last known acting role in 2007.
Jack Riley (Chappy): last known acting role in 2009; as Self: The Bob Newhart Show: Group Therapy (2014).
Michelle Ruben (Wrap-Up Girl): last known acting role in 2004.
Bill MacDonald (Sports Announcer): in Rookie Blue (1 episode 2015).
Billy Beck (Nick 'Snuggles' Pappasmearos): died in 2011.
Candace Kita (Female Asian News Reporter): in Love Addict (2016), A Week in London (2016), It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (1 episode 2016), 8th Annual Babes in Toyland: Live from Avalon Hollywood (2015), Chocolate Milk Series (1 episode 2015), Where the Bears Are (2 episodes 2015), Fit to Be Tied (2014), Circus of the Dead (2014), Dead Sea (2014), Raising Hope (1 episode 2013); Confessions of a Hollywood Bartender (1 episode nd) in post-production; Attack of the B.I.M.B.O.S (2016) filming; as Self: Ric's Corner (1 episode 2016), Actors Entertainment (9 episodes 2013-2014), Del Weston on Film (1 episode 2014); as Self, pre-production: Swimsuit Centerfold (1 episode 2015).
Vincent Pastore (Vinnie Fellachio): in The Last Trip (2017), Red Herring (2015), Staten Island Summer (2015), Thinking with Richard (2015), Pizza with Bullets (2015), Tumbleweed (2014), I'm in Love with a Church Girl (2013), Torture Chamber (2013), The Family (2013), Goat (2013), Blue Bloods (1 episode 2013), Hypothetically (2013), Day of Redemption (2013); Who's Jenna...? (2016) completed; Profane Language (nd), The Kids Menu - Movie (????), House Rules (2016), Calico Skies (2016), Pitching Tents (2016). Father (2016), The Eyes (2016), Oiled Up (2016) in post-production; Dan & Carla (nd), Men of Violence (2016), Me and My Girlfriend (2016), All Mobbed Up (2016), Garlic & Gunpowder (2016) in pre-production; Gold 57 (2016), Against All Odds (2016), The Subway Son (2016) announced; as Self: Today (1 episode 2015) The Jack and Triumph Show (2 episodes 2015), ADTV (Attention Deficit Television) (1 episode 2014), The 68th Annual Tony Awards (2014), The Broadway.com Show (2 episodes 2014), James Gandolfini: Tribute to a Friend (2013), The Apprentice (1 episode 2013); As Self, pre-production: Dinner with the FoodFellas (nd).
Alan Thicke (Captain Buck Enteneille): in Grandfathered (1 episode 2016), 2th Annual Desert Smash (2016), Wish Upon a Christmas (2015), Scream Queens (1 episode 2015), Tiny Plastic Men (1 episode 2015), It's Not My Fault and I Don't Care Anyway (2015), A Cookie Cutter Christmas (2014), The Stanley Dynamic (2 episodes c2014), Tom Green Live (1 episode 2014), American Dad! (1 episode 2013), Bad Management (2013), How I Met Your Mother (2 episodes 2013), Let It Snow (2013), Fugget About It (1 episode 2013), Hot Package (1 episode 2013), Cubicle Warriors (2013), Notes from Dad (2013), Camp Sunshine (2013), First Dates with Toby Harris (1 episode 2013); This Is Us (unknown episodes 2016), Stop the Wedding (2016) in post-production; as Writer/Executive Producer/Composer: Unusually Thicke (unknown episodes 2014; 28 2014-2015 as Self); as Self: Keeping Up with the Kardashians (1 episode 2015), Canada's Smartest Person (1 episode 2015), Home & Family (2 episodes 2013-2015), The Wendy Williams Show (1 episode 2015), Today  (1 episode 2015), The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (2015), Being Canadian (2015), The Jack and Triumph Show  (1 episode 2015), Gone South: How Canada Invented Hollywood (2014), The Insider (1 episode 2014), Katie (1 episode 2014), Unsung Hollywood (1 episode 2014), Actor? A Documentary (2014), The Queen Latifah Show (1 episode 2013), Fatherhood 101 (2013), Who Gets the Last Laugh? (1 episode 2013), Celebrity Wife Swap (1 episode 2013), This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1 episode 2013).
Lee Majors (Colonel Seymore Kooze): in Toxin: 700 Days Left on Earth (2015), Do You Believe? (2015), AXI: Avengers of eXtreme Illusions (1 episode 2015, 1 as Self), The Gift (2014), The Legend of DarkHorse County (2014), Raising Hope (2 episodes 2013-2014), Dallas (3 episodes 2013), Matt's Chance (2013); Spring Break '83 (nd), Almosting It (2015) completed; The Mechanic (nd), Victory by Submission (2016), Agnosia (2016) in post-production; as Self: The Greg Gutfeld Show (1 episode 2015), The Five (1 episode 2013), Fashion News Live (1 episode 2013); as Self, post-production: The Time Machinists (nd).
Mark Hamill ('Divine Rod' Petrie): in Jake and the Never Land Pirates (4 episodes 2014-2016), Ultimate Spider-Man (9 episodes 2014-2016), Regular Show (133 episodes 2009-2016), Lego Marvel's Avengers (2016 video game), Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015), The Flash (2 episodes 2015), Hunt the Truth (3 episodes 2015), Miles from Tomorrowland (6 episodes 2015), LEGO DC Super Heroes: Justice League - Attack of the Legion of Doom! (2015), Regular Show: The Movie (2015), Batgirl: A Matter of Family (2015 video game), Batman: Arkham Knight (2015 video game), Transformers: Rescue Bots (7 episodes 2014-2015), Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness (2015), Minkow (2015), Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas (2014), Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), Ben 10: Omniverse (4 episodes 2014), Gravity Falls (1 episode 2014), Turbo FAST (4 episodes 2013-2014), Adventure Time with Finn & Jake (1 episode 2014), Star Wars: The Clone Wars (1 episode 2014), Dragons: Riders of Berk (10 episodes 2013-2014), The Halloween Pranksta (2014; also Producer), Tasty Time with ZeFronk (3 episodes 2013), Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem - A Klok Opera (2013), Brickleberry (1 episode 2013), Criminal Minds (2 episodes 2013), The Neighbors (1 episode 2013), Virtually Heroes (2013), Motorcity (1 episode 2013); Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) completed; Relatively Super (nd), Squadron 42 (2016 video game) in post-production; Star Wars: Episode VIII (2017) filming; Justice League Action (1 episode 2016) in pre-production; Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars (2016) announced; as Self: Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (1 episode 2016), Extra (2 episodes 2015), 5 News (1 episode 2015), Entertainment Tonight (3 episodes 2015), Mark Hamill Goes Undercover as a Stormtrooper (2015), Piers Morgan's Life Stories (1 episode 2015), Kingsman: The Secret Service Revealed (2015), The Colbert Report (1 episode 2014), I Know that Voice (2013), Finnigan's War (2013), Criminal Minds: Season 8 - The Profiler's Handbook: Obsessive Imitation (2013), A Fuller Life (2013), Words with Warwick (1 episode 2013), The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1 episode 2013), Go Far: The Christopher Rush Story (2013); as Self, completed: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens: The Story Awakens - The Table Read (2016).
Maureen McCormick (Mrs. Strawther): in Accidental Engagement (2016), Nightmare Next Door (1 episode 2016), Christmas Land (2015), Big Baby (2015), Naughty and Nice (2014); as Self: I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (1 episode 2015).
Ian Ziering (Harry Johnson): in Hashtaggers (1 episode 2016), The Muppets (1 episode 2016), Lavalantula (2015), Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015), Defiance (1 episode 2015), Christmas in Palm Springs (2014), Sproutnado: Ocean Weather Report (2014), Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014), Deadtime Stories (1 episode 2013), Snake and Mongoose (2013), Disney's Vehicle Movies (2013), Sharknado (2013); Killer Deal (2016; also Executive Producer) completed; F*&% the Prom (2017) in post-production; Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016) filming; as Self: The Insider (2 episodes 2014-2016), GeekRockTV (2 episodes 2014-2015), The Wendy Williams Show (2 episodes 2015), Entertainment Tonight (8 episodes 2014-2015), Sharknado: Feeding Frenzy (2015), Today (4 episodes 2014-2015), Noches Con Platanito (1 episode 2015), The Playboy Morning Show (2 episodes 2014-2015), Celebrity Name Game (3 episodes 2014-2015), IHeartRadio Music Awards (2015), The Apprentice (8 episodes 2015), Celebrity P.O.V. (1 episode 2015). Fox and Friends (1 episode 2014), The Meredith Vieira Show (1 episode 2014), America's Healthiest Heroes (unknown episodes 2014), The View (2 episodes 2013-2014), The Wil Wheaton Project (1 episode 2014), Sharkmania: The Top 15 Biggest Baddest Bloodiest Bites (2014), Untold with Maria Menounos (1 episode 2014), The Talk (1 episode 2014), Sproutnado: Synchronized Swimming (2014), Sproutnado: So Many Numbers in the Ocean (2014), Sproutnado: Shark Costume Delivery (2014), On Your Marc! (1 episode 2014), Live! With Kelly and Michael (2 episodes 2013-2014), Miss USA (2014), Inside Edition (1 episode 2014), The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards (2014), Oprah: Where Are They Now? (1 episode 2013), Bethenny  (1 episode 2013), Shark After Dark (1 episode 2013), 2013 Young Hollywood Awards (2013), Home & Family (1 episode 2013), Marie (1 episode 2013), Hell’s Kitchen (1 episode 2013).
Len Lesser (Nick Pappasmearos Jr.): died in 2011.
Jim Jackman (Yippie): in Lexxxus (2014; also Writer).
Scott Berman (Greasy Guy): in Hollywood Wasteland (5 episodes 2015).
David Morgasen (Professor Milosevic voice): no other known acting roles, as Director in 2012.
Brendon John Kelly (Beach Bum; uncredited): in The Joint (2013; also Producer).

Friday, May 6, 2016

The Shield (2002-2008): Where are They Now?



Info derived from the imdb. Only works 2013-on noted by name. Only actors in 8 episodes noted.

Michael Chiklis (Vic Mackey): in Gotham (19 episodes 2015-2016), Axe Cop (1 episode 2015), American Horror Story (13 episodes 2014-2015), Cuckoo (2015), Sons of Anarchy (2 episodes 2014), When the Game Stands Tall (2014), Tough Justice (2014), Vegas (11 episodes 2013, 5 as Executive Producer, 5 as Co-Executive Producer, 1 as Director), Pawn (2013; also Producer), Parker (2013); Rupture (2016) in post-production; as Self: We the People: The Market Basket Effect (2016), Live! With Kelly and Michael (1 episode 2015), Hollywood Game Night (2 episodes 2014-2015), The Queen Latifah Show (1 episode 2014), Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2 episodes  2014), World Premiere  (1 episode 2014), Made in Hollywood (1 episode 2014), Building Vegas (2013), Larry King Now (1 episode 2013), The Talk (1 episode 2013), Tavis Smiley (1 episode 2013), CBS Cares (1 episode 2013).
Catherine Dent (Danni Sofer): in Fear the Walking Dead (1 episode 2016), The Player (1 episode 2015), The Astronaut Wives Club (1 episode 2015), Video Game High School (1 episode 2014), Gang Related (6 episodes 2014), Guilty at 17 (2014), Rake (1 episode 2014), Galyntine (2014), Finding Neighbors (2013), Ironside (1 episode 2013), Castle (1 episode 2013), Reckless (2013); Outcast (1 episode 2016) filming; as Producer: Election Night (2015), Silk (2013; also Director/Writer).
Walton Goggins (Shane Vendrell): in Six (8 episodes 2017), The Hateful Eight (2015), Diablo (2015), American Ultra (2015), Mojave (2015), Justified (74 episodes 2010-2015) Sons of Anarchy (5 episodes 2013-2014) Dermaphoria (2014), Community (1 episode 2014), Machete Kills (2013), G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), Officer Down (2013); Vice Principals (18 episodes 2016-2017) in pre-production; as Executive Producer: This Is All of Us (2013); as Self: Conan (1 episode 2016), Made in Hollywood (1 episode 2016), MTV News (1 episode 2015), Rotten Tomatoes (1 episode 2015), Jimmy Kimmel Live! (1 episode 2015), Entertainment Tonight (1 episode 2015), Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries (1 episode 2014), @midnight (1 episode 2014), The Jeff Probst Show (1 episode 2013), 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards (2013); as Self, completed: We the People 2.0 (2016).
Michael Jace (Julien Low): in Southland (2 episodes 2013).
Jay Karnes (Holland Wagenbach): in 12 Monkeys (1 episode 2016), Before I Wake (2016), Complications (1 episode 2015), Stalker (1 episode 2014), Gang Related (10 episodes 2014), Chicago P.D. (1 episode 2014), Jayhawkers (2014), Grimm (1 episode 2013), Graceland (1 episode 2013), Scandal (1 episode 2013), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1 episode 2013); Headlock (2016) completed.
Benito Martinez (David Aceveda): in How to Get Away with Murder (1 episode 2016), American Crime (12 episodes 2015-2016), Code Black (1 episode 2015), Criminal Minds (1 episode 2015), Battlefield Hardline (2015 video game), House of Cards (7 episodes 2014-2015), Beyond the Lights (2014), Graceland (1 episode 2014), The Mentalist (1 episode 2014), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (1 episode 2014), Almost Human (1 episode 2013), Dallas (1 episode 2013), Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel (2013 video game), Castle (1 episode 2013), Bless Me, Ultima (2013), Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (2013 video game), NCIS: Los Angeles (1 episode 2013); Home (2016) completed; Mena (2017) in post-production; as Self: Entertainment Tonight (1 episode 2015), CinemAbility (2013).
CCH Pounder (Claudette Wyms): in NCIS: New Orleans (47 episodes 2014-2016), Archer (1 episode 2015), Sons of Anarchy (14 episodes 2013-2014), Skylanders: Trap Team (2014 video game), Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014), Warehouse 13 (8 episodes 2013-2014), Beware the Batman (2 episodes 2014), NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (2 episodes 2014), Batman: Arkham Origins - Blackgate (2013 video game), Batman: Arkham Origins (2013 video game), Perception (1 episode 2013), The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013); as Self: The Carney Awards (2015), NCIS: New Orleans - Season 1: Starting Up in New Orleans (2015), NCIS: New Orleans - Season 1: A Big Easy Success (2015), Strokes of Genius (2015), Steve Harvey (1 episode 2015), The Real (1 episode 2015), The Insider (1 episode 2014), Entertainment Tonight (1 episode 2014), When I Was Young I Said I Would Be Happy (2014), Jeopardy (1 episode 2013).
Cathy Cahlin Ryan (Corrine Mackey): in The Trials of Cate McCall (2013).
David Rees Snell (Ronnie Gardocki): in The Cheerleader Murders (2016), Karma's a B*Tch - The Series (2 episodes 2015), Silicon Valley (2 episodes 2015), Scandal (1 episode 2015), Cleaners (8 episodes 2014), Eagleheart (1 episode 2014), Grey's Anatomy (1 episode 2013), The Cheating Pact (2013), Bless Me, Ultima (2013), Last Resort (3 episodes 2013).
Kenny Johnson (Curtis Lemansky): in Bates Motel (14 episodes 2014-2016), Secrets and Lies (3 episodes 2016), Kingdom (1 episode 2015), Blue (2015), Solace (2015), Chicago Fire (7 episodes 2014-2015), Covert Affairs (3 episodes 2014), Motive (1 episode 2014), Castle (1 episode 2014), Run the Tide (2014), Dexter (3 episodes 2013), Timmy Muldoon and the Search for the Shadoweyes Bandit (2013); Check Point (2016; also Producer) completed; as Self: Hollywood Today (1 episode 2014).
David Marciano (Steve Billings): in Bosch (4 episodes 2016), Battle Creek (1 episode 2015), Thick Skin Required (2015), Castle (1 episode 2014), Tiny Detectives (2014), Lost Angels (2014), Intelligence (1 episode 2014), Homeland (3 episodes 2013), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1 episode 2013); Take the Reins (2016) completed; Happy Anniversary Honey (2014) in post-production; as Self: The Playboy Morning Show (1 episode 2013).
Autumn Chiklis (Cassidy Mackey): no other known acting roles.
Paula Garcés (Tina Hanlon): in Adult Beginners (2014), Warehouse 13 (1 episode 2014), The Maid's Room (2013), Devious Maids (6 episodes 2013), All My Children (34 episodes 2013), Elementary (1 episode 2013), Demonio (2013; also Producer/Writer); King of LA (2016) completed; as Producer, pre-production: Shhh (nd); as Self: Project Runway (1 episode 2013).
Michele Hicks (Mara Sewell Vendrell): in The Adventures of Beatle (2015), Public Morals (6 episodes 2015), The Wicked Within (2015), The Mother (2015), Mr. Robot (4 episodes 2015), Blue Bloods (1 episode 2015), 2 Bedroom 1 Bath (2014), Chlorine (2013).
Melanie Myers (Paula): no other known acting roles.
Joel Rosenthal (Matthew Mackey): no other known acting roles.
Matt Corboy (Ray Carlson): in Rush Hour (unknown episodes 2016), The Thundermans (2 episodes 2013-2016), Life in Pieces (1 episode 2015), Straight Outta Compton (2015), Lucifer (1 episode 2015), The Kicks (1 episode c2015), A Deadly Adoption (2015), Circle (2015), Revenge (1 episode 2015), Criminal Minds (1 episode 2015), American Diaper (2015), 2 Broke Girls (1 episode 2015), Matt & Kevin Retire from Being Superheroes (2015), Kay & Peele (1 episode 2014), Married (2 episodes 2014), Rizzoli & Isles (1 episode 2014), Kickin' It (1 episode 2014), Awkward (2 episodes 2013-2014), Crimes of the Mind (2014), Review (1 episode 2014), Maker Shack Agency (1 episode 2014), Sketchy (1 episode 2013 Unidentified (2013), Geo’s Pizza (7 episodes 2013), Mad Men (1 episode 2013), A Mother's Rage (2013), 1600 Penn (2 episodes 2013); Step Up 40 (unknown episodes 2016), Masterminds (2016) completed; Dude (2016), Please Stand By (2016) in post-production; as Self: I Want That (36 episodes 2013-2016); as Self, completed: The Talent (2015).
Chaney Kley (Officer Asher): died in 2007.
Anthony Anderson (Antwon Mitchell):  in Black-ish (69 episodes 2014-2017; 4 2014-2016 as Producer), Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016), Hot Bot (2016), Richie Rich (1 episode 2015), The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014), Rake (1 episode 2014), Grudge Match (2013), Real Husbands of Hollywood (1 episode 2013), The Soul Man (1 episode 2013), Anthony Eats America (unknown episodes 2013; 12 as Self), Bizarre Bracket Behavior (2013), Guys with Kids (8 episodes 2013), The Power of Few (2013), Pororo, the Racing Adventure (2013); Supreme Ruler (nd) in pre-production; as Executive Producer: Carnival Cravings with Anthony Anderson (6 episodes 2015, 7 as Self), Eating America with Anthony Anderson (8 episodes 2014; also Self); as Self: Made in Hollywood (1 episode 2016), Last Call with Carson Daly (6 episodes 2014-2016), The Talk (4 episodes 2014-2016), Conan (2 episodes 2014-2016), Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (3 episodes 2015-2016), The Chew (3 episodes 2014-2016), Live! With Kelly and Michael (3 episodes 2015-2016), Good Morning America (5 episodes 2014-2016), Late Night with Seth Meyers (1 episode 2016), Extra (5 episodes 2014-2016), The 47th NAACP Image Awards (2016), Lip Sync Battle (1 episode 2016), Critics' Choice Awards Red Carpet Live (2016), The Late Late Show with James Corden (1 episode 2015), Jimmy Kimmel Live! (5 episodes 2014-2015), The Carney Awards (2015), The View (3 episodes 2014-2015), Entertainment Tonight (6 episodes 2014-2015), The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2 episodes 2015), The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards (2015), E! Live from the Red Carpet (1 episode 2015), BET Awards 2015 (2015), Celebrity Family Feud (1 episode 2015), The 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards (2015), The Real (2 episodes 2015), Rachael Ray (2 episodes 2015), Steve Harvey (1 episode 2015), UNCF an Evening of Stars (2015), The Meredith Vieira Show (1 episode 2015), BET Honors (2015), America's Funniest Home Videos (1 episode 2015), The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore (1 episode 2015), The 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards (2015), The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards (2015), American Music Awards 2014 (2014), The Insider (1 episode 2014), The Wendy Williams Show (3 episodes 2013-2014), TakePart Live (1 episode 2014), Gotham Comedy Live (1 episode 2014), Iron Chef America: The Series (4 episodes 2013-2014), UNCF: An Evening of Stars (2014), Celebrities Undercover (unknown episodes 2014), Hollywood Game Night (2 episodes 2013-2014), The BET Honors (2014), 45th NAACP Image Awards (2014), The Arsenio Hall Show (2 episodes 2013-2014), The Little Penguin Pororo's Racing Adventure: Giving the Characters a Voice (2014), The Queen Latifah Show (1 episode 2014), Chopped (1 episode 2013), 2013 Soul Train Awards (2013), Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2 episodes 2013), Hell's Kitchen (1 episode 2013), Centric Comedy All-Stars (2013), Today (1 episode 2013), The BET Honors (2013), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House (2013), Brand X with Russell Brand (1 episode 2013), The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards (2013), NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly (2013); as Self, filming: A Fatherless Generation (2016).
F.J. Rio (Cruz Pezuela): last known acting role in 2012.
Nigel Gibbs (Assistant Chief Roy Phillips): in Veep (1 episode 2016), The Cheerleader Murders (2016), Rizzoli & Isles (1 episode 2016), Shameless (1 episode 2016), The Grinder (1 episode 2016), Tricks of the Trade (2015), The Brink (1 episode 2015), Grey's Anatomy (1 episode 2015), Rake (1 episode 2014), days of Our Lives (2 episodes 2013).
Glenn Close (Monica Rawling):  in Family Guy (1 episode 2016), The Simpsons (3 episodes 2014-2016), The Great Gilly Hopkins (2015), Louie (1 episode 2015), (1 episode 2015), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), 5 to 7 (2014), Low Down (2014), Low Down (2014); The Girl with All the Gifts (2016), Bastards (2016), What Happened to Monday? (2016), Wilde Wedding (2017) in post-production; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) filming; The Wife (nd) in pre-production; as Self: Good Morning America (1 episode 2015), Dancing with the Stars (1 episode 2015), Entertainment Tonight (1 episode 2015), Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw (2015), Late Night with Seth Meyers (1 episode 2015), Live! With Kelly and Michael (1 episode 2015), The Meredith Vieira Show (1 episode 2015), The Dr. Oz Show (1 episode 2015), CBS This Morning (1 episode 2015), The View (1 episode 2014), Makers: Women in Hollywood (2014), Today (2 episodes 2014), The Broadway.com Show (1 episode 2014), The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (1 episode 2014), Jimmy Kimmel Live! (1 episode 2014), The Oscars (2014), A Classy Broad (2014), The Kennedy Center Honors (2013), Spotlight on Broadway (2 episodes 2013), Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (1 episode 2013), Piers Morgan Tonight (1 episode 2013), 70th Golden Globe Awards (2013), Close Up (1 episode 2013); as Self, post-production: Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age (2016); as Self, filming: Broadway: The Next Generation (2018).
Forest Whitaker (Jon Kavanaugh): in Roots (4 episodes 2016), Southpaw (2015), Dope (2015; also Producer), Taken 3 (2014), Two Men in Town (2014), Black Nativity (2013), Making a Scene (2013), Out of the Furnace (2013), The Butler (2013), Zulu (2013), Pawn (2013), Repentance (2013; also Producer), The Last Stand (2013); Story of Your Life (2016), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) ibn post-production; A Fall from Grace (nd), The Archbishop and the Antichrist (nd) in pre-production; as Executive Producer/Self: I Am You (2016); as Producer: Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015), Fruitvale Station (2013); as Self: Live! With Kelly and Michael (4 episodes 2013-2016), Entertainment Tonight (1 episode 2015), A 'Taken' Legacy (2015), Sewing Hope (2015), Drew Pearson Live (1 episode 2015), Le grand journal de Canal+ (1 episode 2014), The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2014), Food Chains (2014), Tavis Smiley (1 episode 2014), The Queen Latifah Show (1 episode 2014), 45th NAACP Image Awards (2014), 28 Men of Change (2014), 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014), 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards (2014), The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables (1 episode 2013), Good Morning America (2 episodes 2013), Made in Hollywood (2 episodes 2013), Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (1 episode 2013), The Jonathan Ross Show (1 episode 2013), Mysteries of the Unseen World (2013), Larry King Now (1 episode 2013), Oprah's Next Chapter (1 episode 2013), Charlie Rose (1 episode 2013), BET Awards 2013 (2013), Africa (6 episodes 2013), Up Close with Carrie Keagan (1 episode 2013).
Laurie Holden (Agent Olivia Murray): in Chicago Fire (1n episode 2015), Major Crimes (3 episodes 2014-2015), Dumb and Dumber To (2014), The Walking Dead (6 episodes 2013); as Executive Producer:
Honeytrap (2014); as Executive Producer, in production: The Time of Their Lives (nd); as Self: That's Awesome! The Story of 'Dumb and Dumber To' (2015), The Meredith Vieira Show (1 episode 2014), Inside the Walking Dead: Walker University (2014), The Walking Dead: Cast and Creators Live at Paleyfest (2013), Larry King Now (1 episode 2013), Talking Dead (2 episodes 2013), The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (1 episode 2013).
Camillia Monet (Aurora Aceveda):  in Substance (2014), Devil May Call (2013; also Producer); as Producer: Jenny (2013), Tale of Two Dads (2013).
Brian White (Tavon Garris): in Colony (1 episode 2016), Chicago Fire (9 episodes 2015), Scandal (6 episodes 2015), The Night Before (2015), Chicago P.D. (1 episode 2015), Mistresses (12 episodes 2013-2015), Another Period (1 episode 2015), Suits (1 episode 2015), With This Ring (2015), My Favorite Five (2015; also Executive Producer), Walter (2015), Where Children Play (2015; also Producer), Hawaii Five-0 (1 episode 2014), Major Crimes (1 episode 2014), The Rebels (1 episode 2014), Hostages (8 episodes 2013-2014), Getting Even (2014; also Producer), Beauty and the Beast (9 episodes 2013); 36 Hour Layover (2016; also Executive Producer/Producer), Only for One Night (2016; also Producer) in post-production;  as Producer: Someone to Love (2013); as Self: Kocktails with Khloé (1 episode 2015), 56th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration (2015), My Life as a Dad (1 episode 2014).
Onahoua Rodriguez (Emolia Melendez): in Shameless (1 episode 2016), Mad Dogs (1 episode 2016), Beyond the Lights (2014), Tom Holland's Twisted Tales (2014; same as 2013 episode of Twisted Tales), Caprichosas (2013).
Kenneth Colom (Officer Lucas): last known acting role in 2012 but The Script (nd; also Producer) in pre-production; as Associate Producer/Production Staff: Americons (2015).
Michael Peña (Armando Renta): in War on Everyone (2016), Ares III: The Right Stuff (2016), Ares III: Farewell (2016), Hell and Back (2015), Bill Buddy (2015), The Martian (2015), Vacation (2015/), The Vatican Tapes (2015), Ant-Man (2015), Gracepoint (10 episodes 2014), Fury (2014), Frontera (2014), Chozen (10 episodes 2014), Cesar Chavez (2014), American Hustle (2013), Turbo (2013), American Dad! (1 episode 2013), Gangster Squad (2013), The List (2013); Morris & the Cow (2016), Collateral Beauty (2016), CHiPs (2017) in post-production; as Executive Producer/Self: Underwater Dreams (2014); as Self: Días de cine (1 episode 2016), 14th Annual VES Awards (2016), Ares III: Refocused (2016), Making of an Ant-Sized Heist: A How-To Guide (2015), Made in Hollywood (6 episodes 2013-2015), Jimmy Kimmel Live! (3 episodes 2014-2015), The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (1 episode 2015), CollegeHumor Originals (1 episode 2015), Taming the Beasts: How to Drive, Fire and Shoot Inside a 30-Ton Tank (2015), Fury: Director's Combat Journal (2015), Fury: Blood Brothers (2015), Janela Indiscreta (1 episode 2014), Le grand journal de Canal+ (1 episode 2014), Sunday Brunch (1 episode 2014), Random Pop (1 episode 2014), Extra (1 episode 2014), Good Morning America (1 episode 2014), Entertainment Tonight (2 episodes 2014), The Queen Latifah Show (1 episode 2014), Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (1 episode 2014), Mario Lopez: One on One (1 episode 2014), The Making of American Hustle (2014), 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards (2014) CQC - Custe o Que Custar (1 episode 2013), The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2013), The Making of 'End of Watch' (2013), The Hollywood Fast Lane (1 episode 2013).
Jack Weber (Matthew Mackey): no known subsequent acting roles.
John Diehl (Assistant Chief Ben Gilroy): in The North Star (2016), Forever (2015), A Strong Collected Spirit (2014), Sal and the Goon (2014; also Executive Producer), Kahea (2014), A Long Way Off (2014), Almost Human (1 episode 2014), Singularity Principle (2013); Out of the Wild (2016) completed; Serpent in the Bottle (nd) in post-production; Resilient 3D (nd) in pre-production.
Anna Maria Horsford (A.D.A. Beth Encardi): in The Bold and the Beautiful (38 episodes 2015-2016) The Soul Man (1 episode 2015), It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (1 episode 2015), A Madea Christmas (2013); Gladys Brown (2016), The Choir Director (2016) in post-production; as Self: Unsung Hollywood (1 episode 2016), Strokes of Genius (2015), Apollo Night LA (1 episode 2014), Life After (1 episode 2013), Amen: The Life and Music of Jester Hairston (2013); as Self, filming: Spirit of Evolution (nd).
Laurence Mason (Halpern White): in Daredevil (1 episode 2016), Chicago Med (1 episode 2016), Gotham (1 episode 2015), Red Butterfly (2014), Stitch (2014), Runner Runner (2013).
Laura Harring (Rebecca Doyle): in Chasing Life (4 episodes 2015), Sex Ed (2014), Elwood (2014), Return to Babylon (2013); Ice Scream (2016), Taco Shop (2016), The Loner (2016) completed.
Ludwig Manukian (Ellis Rezian): in The Power to Cure (2016), Last Stop (2016), Bosch (6 episodes 2016), NCIS: Los Angeles (1 episode 2016), 7 Days in Hell (2015), Major Crimes (1 episode 2014), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1 episode 2014), 30-Love (2013), The Young and the Restless (1 episode 2013), Chicken Suit (2013), Grey's Anatomy (1 episode 2013); Here and Then (2012), Kafka (2015), Flipping Pages (2016) completed; Spank (2015; also Co-Writer), Frozen Peas (2016), XOXO (2016), Before I Got Famous (unknown episodes 2016) in post-production; as Self: Armenia Fund Telethon (2013).
Linda Friedman (Nina): last known acting role in 2007.
J. David Shanks (Officer Stamos): in Variance (2014); as Executive Producer: Just the Two of Us (2013); as Producer/Writer: Making Water (2013); as Story: Shades of Blue (2 episodes 2016).
Aisha Hinds (Annie Price): in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (1 episode 2016) Untitled Lena Waithe Project (2016), Under the Dome (16 episodes 2013-2015), Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (1 episode 2015), Runaway Island (2015), Breed (2015), Caught a Ghost: Get Your Life (2014), NCIS: Los Angeles (3 episodes 2014), Beyond the Lights (2014), If I Stay (2014), Killer Women (1 episode 2014), The Arrangement (2013), And Then... (2013; also Co-Writer/Production Designer), Cult (7 episodes 2013), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013); All the Way (2016) in post-production; G Code (1 episode nd) in pre-production.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Toronto Tips



Here are some tips for visiting Toronto, adapted from emails I once sent to a friend. These are meant to be for people on a budget, thus no discussion of the pricier tourist attractions, most of which are pretty well known anyway. Note: this is not meant to be complete. Rather the information below was stuff that interested me enough to pass along to a friend, and may interest others as well.

Street Layout:

Toronto street numbers require a certain amount of explanation. Depending on where you’re from, you may be used to blocks switching from one set of hundreds to another every block or so, with the odds and evens paralleling each other, and parallel streets paralleling numbers. That... would be a bad assumption in Toronto.

First the easy part: north-south streets are lower the closer the are to Lake Ontario on the south and high as they head north. So there is no N vs S to worry about. For east-west streets the divider is Yonge street. So for example Dundas St W becomes Dundas St E at Yonge St. For east-west streets if you don't see a W or E it's probably W.

Here's where things get tricky: close to the low end of the numbers (Lake Ontario or Yonge St), numbering is fairly similar all around, because the street numbers are all starting from a similar location. However, the street numbers are basically by building with no other considerations. So the higher the number on a street the less likely the number will resemble the number across the street or other blocks. There are no number dividers between blocks. The number differences can reach the hundreds even across the street. Also note that increments of two between buildings are not unknown (592 594 596 ...)

To use a completely made up example, On Maine St W you might have 398 Maine St W and 400 Maine St W on the same block, and right across the street there might be 525 Maine St W.

In short, if you want to visit two even or odd numbered locations on the same street and the numbers are pretty close, you can probably find one number on a map and the other will likely be nearby. However if you want to visit an odd number and an even number on the same street and the numbers are pretty close, find both locations on a map separately because they might be blocks apart from one another.

Commuting:

For the various transportation fares in the area, you can save money by getting a PRESTO card. I don't have one myself not being local, buut my understanding is, for buses and streetcars you tap the card upon entry; for subway trains you tap the card when you enter the subway system, and for trains, you tap a reader before AND after boarding as train fares are calculated by distance.
https://www.prestocard.ca/en-US/Pages/ContentPages/FAQGeneral.aspx

Local:
Within Toronto itself, nearly all transportation is serviced by TTC (Toronto Transit Commission). A day/week/month pass gives you access to all their transportation types (buses, streetcars, subway trains). If you opt for a daypass, it's strictly Monday-Sunday.
https://www.ttc.ca/Fares_and_passes/Prices/Paying_fares.jsp

With streetcars note that you often have to step into the street to get on, unless the stop is at a platform, which is rare outside of St Clair Ave.

To commute to areas outside of Toronto, but close enough that you don’t want to fly, you have a few options:

Megabus
Pros:
1. Almost always the cheapest way of getting there by a sizable margin (aside from a small transaction fee, $1 one way fares to Niagara Falls or Buffalo and $10 to Montreal are possible);
2. Often fast if not the fastest outside of flying.

Cons:
1. Usually have to book in advance;
2. Prices may vary depending on time of day/day of week;
3. Prices tend to increase the closer to the date of the travel;
4. There are certain routes that might seem logical (e.g. Toronto to Hamilton) that Megabus doesn't do;
5. They’ve started charging for certain seats at select times.

Despite those drawbacks, the significant price difference makes this the best option whenever possible
http://ca.megabus.com/default.aspx (Canada destinations and Buffalo NY)
https://us.megabus.com/ (US destinations; Toronto can be picked as a starting point)

Transit hopping
Pros:
1. Frequent service normally;
2. While often pricier than out west, still cheaper than most other options except Megabus, and for nearby destination, goes where Megabus doesn't stop;
3. Flexible.

Cons:
1. This is the slow way to travel;
2. The further out you're going, the less feasible this is to do in a day.

Services immediately adjacent to Toronto include York Region Transit (to the north, e.g. Markham, Vaughan, Aurora, Newmarket), MiWay (to the west; Mississauga), Durham Transit (to the east: Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa). Oakville, Burlington, and Hamilton to the west also have their own transit services).

GO Transit
Pros:
1. Frequent service;
2. Flexible;
3. Has both buses and double-decker trains;
4. Fast.

Cons:
1. This is the most expensive of the commuter services, approaching Greyhound and Via Rail levels (a return trip to Niagara Falls is over $30);
2. Daypass prices connected to distance. You can only find out the cost of a daypass using their fare calculator (no maps etc to help eyeball costs)
http://www.gotransit.com/publicroot/en/default.aspx.

Greyhound
Pros:
1. Often a fairly direct way to get places;
2. Some decent deals if you look 21 days or more in advance, potentially then cheaper than GO Transit.

Cons:
1. Not too cheap beyond the above;
2. While not mandatory, booking in advance advisable to get a good deal.

As with Megabus, best to check the US site for deals there.

VIA Rail
Pros:
1. As long as you don't wind up with the kind of crew I had to deal with, it's a train and thus normally a pretty comfortable means of travel;
2. Again, fairly direct.

Cons:
1. The most expensive option normally, especially to the west;
2. Booking in advance recommended, another case with 21+ days gives you the best deal.

Free and Almost Free Places to Visit:

Entirely free

High Park:
This park is huge, probably even bigger than Stanley Park. It has a free petting zoo. The petting zoo is a one-corridor walk-through: enter one end and either exit the other end or the same end.

The Beaches:
The north end of the beaches is shopping and the south end is a series of, well, beaches.  The sand is very soft and at Lake Ontario.

Yonge-Dundas Square:
A square where numerous events are held, including live music. Some events aren't free, but if that's the case wait a few days and there will be a free event (or nothing happening, in which case just sit down and relax). Also has water jets. While I haven't been to Times Square in New York this appears to be a mini version of that.

Nathan Phillips Square:
Just outside of City Hall is an artificial rectangular pond and often more free live music in the area. In the winter the pond becomes an outdoor skating rink.

Bellevue Square aka Denison Square:
A small park that's a bit of an oddity because there's a children's playground and the smell of street people smoking pot.  Its most notable feature is the statue of the late actor Al Waxman (King of Kensingon, Power Play, Cagney & Lacey).

CBC Museum:
Small museum inside the CBC Museum. Has Mr Dressup's chair, etc.  Easy to miss is the extra stuff away from the museum proper down the escalator. 250 Front St W.

Waterfront Park:
Visit the Toronto Islands (see below) or just relax on the lawn there. Lake Ontario.

Canada's Walk of Fame:
Squares devoted to famous Canadians. There are three sections: King St W south side between where Ed Mirvish Dr terminates and Simcoe street (this is the bulk of them), on Simcoe St west side between King St W and Wellington St (second largest), and on the north side of King St W between John St and Simcoe (a lot more spread out, thus easiest to overlook; this section has one particularly narcissistic square: a square for Canada's Walk of Fame itself!).

Best streets for just wandering around shopping/window shopping: Bloor St W/E, which becomes Danforth further east for west-east travel; Yonge St for north-south travel.

Borderline free

Toronto Islands:
A series of islands just south of the mainland. There is some name confusion: the largest island, Centre Island is called Ward Island in the north end, and another island is also sometimes called Centre Island because the Centre Island Ferry docks there (the latter is also called Middle Island). Middle Island has Centreville Amusement Park where you have to pay to ride but not to wander around; it also has a free petting zoo.  There are three beaches: Ward Island Beach, Centre Island Beach (aka Manitou Beach), and Hanlan Beach which is clothing optional and curiously as such the closest to a small airport (the airport has its own access. For the most part any flights you do will be from Lester B. Pearson in Mississauga and not this airport). Access to the airport is separate from the rest of the Toronto Islands; no way of getting from one to the other.

Toronto Police Museum:
Part of the larger Metropolitan Toronto Police Museum and Discovery Centre. It's by donation so technically you can visit for free but I always give a small amount. Self-explanatory.  Note that if you are just going to the museum and/or gift shop, you can ignore the notice about all visitors needing to sign in; that's only required if you are there for actual police business. 40 College St.

Shopping (Pop Culture Style)

Here are a few favourites. In all the below there is at least one store within the current Toronto city limits. My bias is towards stores that sell movies and books (including comic trades) so if you're looking for most other things, I can only really point you to the first store.

Honest Ed's: sadly closing down at the end of December 2016. It may be the only store left in Toronto that can be considered a landmark, due to its size and colourful exterior (worth visiting in day and night for the contrast). Low prices on most things, lots of terrible puns, plus it's huge!  If you only visit one store on this list, this is the one to go to. Its founder, Ed Mirvish who lived into his 90s has a square on Canada's Walk of Fame as well as a street named after him. There are a few stores attached to the Honest Ed's building, but most of the space is devoted to the core store. Many photos of celebrities who have visited on the walls. 581 Bloor St W.

BMV Books: a local chain. The initials stand for "books magazines videos". Lots of remaindered books so you can get books in mint condition at a fraction of the regular price. 10 Edward St, 471 Bloor St W, 2289 Yonge St.

Doug Miller Books: Okay selection, but the main reason to visit is to say hi to Bumpkin the rabbit. How can you not want to visit Bumpkin from time to time? 650 Bloor St W.

Re: Reading; Circus Books and Music: two stores on Danforth that both have a decent selection of books and movies. 548 Danforth Ave and 866 Danforth Ave respectively.

Deju Vu Discs: ditto, though the nearest one is in the Scarborough area of Toronto. Note that that, as with Silver Snail Comics and Cafe, they don't bother with the accents in the store name. Scarborough: 26 William Kitchen Rd

Suspect Video: another video rental place; a bit pricey to actually buy things, but interesting to visit because of its cult classics slant.  It has a separate space in the Honest Ed's building and thus may close down in 2016.

Two stores I've never been in but find it amusing to pass by: Condom Shack, Not Just Condoms. If you're going to have an x-rated store, it might as well have a catchy name. 231 Queen St W and 540 Yonge St, respectively.